TORONTO, Feb 11- Telus Corp, one of Canada's three big telecom providers, reported a 16 percent drop in fourth-quarter profit on Thursday, hurt by increased wireless competition and sagging demand, partly due to economic weakness in the oil-producing province of Alberta. Shares in the Vancouver- based company were down 1.2 percent at C $39.37 in early afternoon...» Read More
Britain's Vodafone Group has raised its preliminary offer to buy Kabel Deutschland, Germany's largest cable operator, a source close to the situation has told CNBC.
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Huawei has given up its quest to conquer the market for telecom network equipment in the US, where the Chinese company's sales have been repeatedly blocked. The FT reports.
British TV decoder maker Pace said on Monday that it had made an early-stage proposal to Internet group Google to acquire its set-top TV box maker Motorola Home.
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The wireless carrier ended its hosting agreement with start-up LightSquared, because regulators say it interferes with GPS navigation devices.
RIM’s market drop has been so dramatic, analyst Mark McKechnie of ThinkEquity says it’s likely too late for a comeback.
In times of financial market volatility, utilities such as telecom firms are generally perceived as safe haven plays for investors. This has been true for the sector in Singapore, where all three telecom service providers have outperformed the broader market.
Vodafone, the UK-listed telecoms company, has warned it faces a doubling of the $2.5bn tax bill it is contesting in the India Supreme Court in July. The FT reports.
With volatility roiling global markets in recent weeks, Christopher Mittleman, Chief Investment Officer at Mittleman Brothers Investment Management, recommends that investors ignore the short-term events - like the Greek crisis - and focus on fundamentals.